How to Set Up a VPN on a router
The most common methods of using a VPN are through an appropriate app on a single mobile or desktop device. However, you can also install a VPN on your router, which will effectively cover your entire network. Even though the majority of VPN users avoid doing so, the process is actually quite simple and brings a lot of advantages. In this week’s Zlog, we’ll go over how you can install a VPN on your router and take a look at the best routers compatible with ZoogVPN.
How Does This Work?
Regular VPN users are familiar with how these nifty services work. You just connect to a server of your choice through an app, and the VPN creates a secure and encrypted tunnel between your device and the desired location. This keeps your connection safe and private from anyone monitoring your online activities. But, how does this process work when you connect a VPN on a router since there is no user interface you can control when connected?
Well, although connecting a VPN through a router looks like it’s something that only veteran VPN users can go through with, it’s actually not much more complicated than using it through a mobile app. Once you set it up, every device that’s connected to your router will enjoy the benefits of encrypted connection, from your PC and laptop to your home theatre and even your Wi-Fi capable washing machine.
How to Install a VPN on Your Router
The exact step-by-step installation process varies depending on the specific type of router, so make sure to read up on the correct steps. To make this process easier for you, we’ve created a separate page with router setup guides that covers all of the supported ZoogVPN routers.
VPN on a Router or Single Device VPN Use– What’s Better?
Installing a VPN on your router comes with certain advantages, but also has some disadvantages. To provide you with the entire picture, we’ll address both sides. When it comes to the pros, they are quite clear and very beneficial. By installing a VPN on your router, you can enjoy a comprehensive home security system that’s always on and covers all of your devices. It allows you to connect any Wi-Fi enabled device and expand on the number of connected devices.
While the drawbacks are not that significant as the benefits, there still are a couple we would like to mention. Arguably the biggest one is that such a setup depends on the power of your router and does require some tinkering and managing to perfect. Another drawback is that the traffic between the router and the device itself is not secured. This can potentially be a security issue if strangers manage to connect to your network, but shouldn’t be a problem if your device isn’t set to auto-connect to other nearby networks.
Routers Compatible with ZoogVPN
A couple of years back, we partnered up with Vilfo, the best VPN router on the market, to create a convenient and straightforward way for you to connect your ZoogVPN service to a router. The Vilfo router is built unlike other routers on the market and is protected with unbreakable encryption. It offers some uncompromised benefits that bring your browsing experience to an entirely new level. You can obtain a ZoogVPN pre-installed Vilfo router, and avoid having to go through setting up a VPN on the router you already own.
If you’re a more advanced VPN user who likes to be involved with every step of the setup process, you can install a VPN on your router by following our detailed router setup guides. You can choose between a DD-WRT router, Tomato, Mikrotik, or Draytek routers. Each of the four options supports four protocols: OpenVPN, IKEv2, PPTP, and L2TP/IPsec.
Secure Your Devices Today!
Installing a VPN on your router is a great way to protect all of your devices in one go. By doing this, you will never have to worry about someone snooping around or observing your online activities, as the remote VPN server will hide all of the traffic that goes through the router. Moreover, you can customize and tailor many aspects of your service to best suit your privacy needs. Sign up with ZoogVPN today and secure your entire home network with a trustworthy VPN.